Wednesday, July 24, 2019
11:59 PM: Online registration closes. Day-of Registration and payment will be available beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Early Packet Pick-up, Biketown, 1789 Industrial Blvd., Abilene 79602
Inside: 10:00 a.m. until the store closes at 6:00 p.m.
Pre-Ride Party in the Parking Lot at Biketown
Outside in the parking lot: Packet Pick-up Continues, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 +
Music, hamburgers or hot dogs available (tentatively scheduled)
Saturday, July 27, 2019
On-site Registration and Payment at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. for 100K riders, 50K riders and 11 mile riders
7:35 to 7:45 a.m. for 50K riders and 11 mile riders
7:30 a.m. 100K Start
8:00 a.m. 50K (31.6 mile) Start
followed by 11 mile Start
After 11 milers come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
After 50K riders come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
After 100K riders come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch served
1:30 p.m. Course Closes
Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration for the Steamboat Challenge Time Trial
Main Street Station, Litle St. (FM 613) at Main Street, south part of Buffalo Gap
Free Continental breakfast available sponsored by H-E-B
8:30 a.m. First Rider out
10:30 a.m. (approximate depending on number of riders)
Awards at Main Street Station
Put it on your calendar today – Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th, 2019: this year’s edition of one of Texas’ premiere summer rides. This year registration will include a BBQ lunch for all Saturday ride registrants. And we’re bringing back the Steamboat Mountain Challenge Time Trial on Sunday along with the awards presentation and light brunch at Main Street Station in Buffalo Gap.
As you know, we survey what the participants in the Tour have to say every year, and we listen. Several have asked for a few more miles for the middle distance route, so we’re introducing a new middle distance ride: 31.6 miles, or 50K. It adds about 4 miles to the beautiful climb through Lemons Gap, then loops around Griffith Lake and rejoins the route. Here are the links to the large route maps:
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Thanks again to Steamboat Cycling Club member Dwayne Dove for shooting, editing and publishing this aerial video of the Challenge, a pretty tough hill climb that takes place on Sunday after the Tour de Gap. Starting at Main Street Station on the south side of Buffalo Gap, the course goes up Belle Plains Road before making a couple of turns to head up the north side of Steamboat Mountain. Check it out! And if you have any needs for someone to produce high quality aerial video, email Dwayne Dove!
Steamboat Cycling club member Dwayne Dove has created an amazing video with drone footage from all three routes of recent Tours. In addition to the drone shots, Dwayne utilized multiple car mounted and bike mounted GoPro Continue reading “Watch “35th Annual Tour de Gap” from above”